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Join us in celebration of 20 years of Creating Art and Changing Lives. We will honor the successes and history of Life Pieces To Masterpieces over the past 20 years, and share our vision for growth in the years to come.
While the nation wrangles over the deaths of black men at the hands of police, there are black boys living in high-crime D.C. neighborhoods who are just trying not to get shot. By anyone.
Every day we are deepening our impact and making a difference in the lives of the young boys and men we touch through our mission. We invite you to explore our Fall Newsletter to find out the latest happenings at Life Pieces!
"Unless you are an artist, it may be hard to understand the value of creative self-expression." Hear more from our Apprentices on the power of expression in the latest edition of Bittersweet Monthly.
Your donation, sponsorship, fundraiser or art purchase helps us reach more African American boys and young men and give them a chance at a bright future.
Life Pieces To Masterpieces has helped African American boys and young men in DC’s Ward 7 and 8 transform their own lives.


Creating Art, Changing Lives.TM

  A Home Away From Home

That’s what Life Pieces To Masterpieces (LPTM) provides to the hundreds of African American young men and boys growing up in Washington, DC’s most poverty-stricken and volatile neighborhoods. And, in a city with the highest rate of poverty in the United States, there is an urgent need for this loving, safe environment for expressing fear, anger, hope, and joy.

Our programs teach integrity, character development, and leadership skills. LPTM helps young people turn life challenges into opportunities for self-reliance, resilience, and success.

Help us ensure that every child in our community has a strong support system and the prospect of big dreams and a bright future.  Join us.


Our Mission

Life Pieces To Masterpieces provides our apprentices with opportunities to discover and activate their innate and creative abilities and change life challenges into possibilities. Learn More

LPTM Spotlight

Check out what’s new and exciting at Life Pieces To Masterpieces by visiting our LPTM Spotlight often! Find out about program highlights, LPTM in the news, and upcoming events and volunteer opportunities

Circle Time

If you’re interested in learning more about us, Circle Time is a one-hour opportunity to hear the powerful LPTM story, meet our apprentices and staff, and learn about our unique and effective program. Upcoming Dates


Latest News

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Life Pieces To Masterpieces is proud to be selected as "One of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region."


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